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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 2
First page : (387) Last page : (395)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.2711

Candidate Plus Tree Selection of Salix alba – A Multipurpose Tree Species

P.A. Paray, S. J. A. Bhat*, Amir Bhat and A. A. Parrey
Faculty of Forestry, SKUAST-K, Benhama, Ganderbal, J&K - 191 201 India
*Corresponding Author E-mail: javaidforest11@gamil.com
Received: 18.03.2017  |  Revised: 29.03.2017   |  Accepted: 30.03.2017  


Candidate plus tree selection is considered as an important and preliminary step in tree improvement programme of a particular species. The candidate plus trees of Salix alba were selected from twenty places across the two selected districts (Ganderbal and Bandipora) of Kashmir valley following comparison tree method. Tree characteristics used were height, DBH, volume, bole height and crown diameter with mean of 12.5m, 28.7cm, 0.53m3, 5.4m and 3.4m respectively. The superiority percentage of these selected candidate plus trees of Salix alba over their respective check trees ranged from 20.2 % to 44.0 % in height, 35.9% to 55.0% in DBH and 150.4% to 201.2% in volume respectively. The selected candidate plus trees will be used for future tree improvement programmes based on their clonal and progeny performance.

Key words: candidate plus trees, Salix alba, selection, superiority percentage.

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Cite this article: Paray, P.A., Bhat, S. J. A., Bhat, A. and Parrey, A.A., Candidate Plus Tree Selection of Salix alba – A Multipurpose Tree Species, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(2): 387-395 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.2711